Color StyleWriter 6500

Introduced: June 1997
Terminated: 1998


The Color StyleWriter 6500 was an ink jet printer that used the QuickDraw language.  Communication was via LocalTalk, a serial port, a parallel port or optional Ethernet.  It could print 8 pages a minute in black and white and 4pages a minute in color with a DPI of 600.


The Color StyleWriter 6500 was one of three printers licensed by Apple but produced by Hewlett Packard.  These printers were based on the popular Macintosh compatible DeskJet printers.


Color StyleWriter 6500


Processor: PowerPC 603ev
Processor Speed: 225, 250, 275, 300 MHz
Cache: 32 KB L1, 256 KB (225, 250 MHz) 512 KB (275, 300 MHz) L2
System Bus: 50 MHz
Hard Drive: 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, or 6.0 GB
Media: 12x or 24x CD-ROM, optional Zip 100, 1.44 MB floppy
Weight and Dimensions (US): 44.5 lbs., 16” H x 7.8” W x 16.9” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 20.2 kg, 40.6 cm H x 19.8 cm W x 42.9 cm D
Original Mac OS: System 7.5.5 (System Enabler 411)
Maximum Mac OS: Mac OS 9.1
Firmware: Open Firmware with Macintosh ROM
Logicboard RAM: None
Maximum RAM: 128 MB
Type of RAM Slots: 2 - 168 Pin EDO DIMMs
Minimum RAM Speed: 60 ns
Interleaving Support: No
Graphics Card: ATI Rage IIc
Graphics Memory: 2 MB SGRAM
Built-in Display: None
Display Connection: DB-15 or HD-15
Expansion Slots: 2 - 7” PCI, 1 - Comm II, 1 - Video-In, 1 - TV Tuner
Hard Drive Bus: ATA
Backup Battery: 4.5 V Alkaline
Max Watts: 220 W
Line Voltage: 100-125/200-240 V
Ethernet: 10BASE-T (U.S. models)
Modem: Optional 33.6 kps
ADB: 1
Serial: 2
SCSI: 1 - DB-25
USB: None
FireWire: None
Audio In: 1 - 3.5-mm analog input jack
Audio Out: 2 - 3.5-mm analog output jacks, 1 - Built-in speaker, 1 - Built-in subwoofer


Introduced in June of 1997, the Color StyleWriter 6500 was discontinued in 1998.



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